Question

Medication order reads: Fluconazole 12 mg/kg IV day 1. Supply on hand: Fluconazole 2 mg/mL. Patient's weight 157 lbs. Give _______ mL

Answer #1

**Answer : 428.2
mL **

Here medication order given as mg/ kg, so for converting pounds to Kilograms use this following formula

Patient weight in Kg = Total weight in lb ×

ie, Weight in Kg = ×

Ordered dose =

Medicine dose available =

To find mL per dose = weight in kilogram × Medication order × Medicine dose available

mL / dose *=* (
Cancel out lb, Kg and mL from numerator and denominator )

ie mL to be administred =

mL to be administred= mL

mL to be administred = 428.18 mL ( round to the nearest 10)

**mL to be administred= 428.2 mL **

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